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Monday, February 8, 2016

The Value of Shopping Locally is Powerful: Oliver’s Markets Releases Results of Updated Research

Santa Rosa, CA February 8, 2016 – Oliver’s Markets is releasing the results of an updated report exploring the economic value of shopping locally. Both the latest report and the original 2011 report were conducted by Dr. Robert Eyler, business consultant and Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University.

The results of Going Local as a Retailer: Oliver’s Market 2016 include the following findings:

  • When a consumer buys a locally produced product from Oliver’s, the financial benefit to Sonoma County is 2 ½ times greater than when purchasing a national brand from a chain store.
  • When a consumer buys a locally produced product from Oliver’s, the local taxes generated by that sale is almost three times greater than purchasing a national brand from a chain store.
  • For every $1 Oliver’s spends on payroll, Oliver’s local focus supports another 81 cents in payroll spending at the Sonoma County producers supported by the company.
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Monday, December 14, 2015

Oliver’s Markets Withdraws Appeal to the Shops at Austin Creek - Prickett’s Nursery Shopping Center

Oliver’s Markets announces the withdrawal of their appeal to the Shops at Austin Creek (Prickett’s Nursery) project being developed by Codding Commercial on Highway 12 at Calistoga Road in eastern Santa Rosa. The withdrawal of the appeal is based on the applicant’s commitment to revise and re-engineer the project and proposed site use to mitigate the environmental impacts, including traffic and air quality. The decision comes days before the Santa Rosa City Council was set to discuss the project at their December 15 meeting.

The agreement between the three parties comes as a result of concerns raised during the peer review of the application that made the case for a full Environmental Impact Report to be filed. As a result of the peer review, the developer will adjust and re-purpose one of the major buildings in the project.

The revised plans will include the CVS Pharmacy, and a collection of retail shops, restaurants, and services. The large specialty store in the initial plans will be reimagined as a group of shops and smaller buildings.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Oliver’s, Costeaux, Thai Time big Harvest Fair winners

The Press Democrat

Oliver’s Markets, Healdsburg’s Costeaux French Bakery and Thai Time Bistro of Santa Rosa were big winners this year in the Sonoma County Harvest Fair professional food competition. From “Quackducken,” lumberjack cake and bourbon sage tarragon barbecue sauce to Rum Pirate Stout ice cream sandwiches and exotic granolas, the competition showcased more than 200 locally produced foods worth seeking out.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Oliver’s Launches New Line of Delicious House Made Healthy Prepared Meals

Sonoma County Go Local Coop

Oliver’s Market is scheduled to introduce its own line of house-made healthy, low-calorie  ready-to-go meals under the label Oliver’s Fit Friendly Foods.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Work begins in Windsor to make way for Oliver’s Market

The Press Democrat

Work began this week in Windsor to clear the way for a new Oliver’s Market, which will add a much-anticipated supermarket to the west side of town.

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Oliver’s Market Baristas Compete To Win Trip To Guatemala With Taylor Maid Farms

 Sebastopol, CA (January 4, 2013)- After three months of training thirty baristas from Oliver’s Market, Taylor Maid Farms will crown a barista champion on January 17th during the Battle of the Baristas Final Showdown from 6-8pm.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

‘Real Music’ satisfies hunger for more than food

The Press Democrat

Oliver’s Markets is close to releasing the second volume in a series of “Real Music” compilations showcasing a diverse array of original local talent in each dual CD set. The music collections are just one aspect of a collaborative program that promotes the artists and benefits the Redwood Empire Food Bank, which receives 100 percent of the profits.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

TAYLOR MAID FARMS LAUNCHES NEW ESPRESSO

Sebastopol CA (September 29, 2012)- After considering 153 names suggested from fans as far away as Canada and India, Taylor Maid Farms has chosen the name “Sweetwater” for its new espresso that will be released October 8, 2012.
Customer Cyndi Yoxall from Sebastopol inspired the name, which represents the espresso’s juicy-sweet flavor profile. Yoxall won 25 lbs. of the new coffee for home consumption. “Sweetwater” is also the name of a Sonoma County cycling trail, a fact that resonated with Taylor Maid Farms’ history of naming products after local hot spots like Goat Rock.

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Where "Local" Means Sonoma County

To us Local means Sonoma County -- period. Not Marin, not Napa, and definitely not the state of California, as some of our competitors define it.

From the day we opened our doors in 1988, we’ve built our business on the simple premise that the best food and wine in the world are produced here, in Sonoma County. We didn’t feel like we were pioneers at the time, but as people have come to understand and embrace the value of locally grown and made food and the value of shopping locally, we realize we were part of the early days of the movement.

As a Sonoma County business, we’ve built enduring relationships with local growers, makers, and manufacturers, because they make the foods and wines we love. Many of them were getting started when we were. Now they are nationally known, but for us, they are still old friends who often delivered products to our Cotati store in their cars back in the late 1980s.

Along with local products being excellent choices for taste and quality reasons, buying locally also improves our local economy. The dollars you spend at local retailers buying local products support other local businesses and our tax base, too!

Tasting Notes

Matt Rice

Get Your Smoke On!

Take your outdoor cooking to the next level with your very own, limited edition, Mark West smoker. From now until Tuesday April 25th, stop by your neighborhood Oliver’s Market and enter to win a Mark West smoker.

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An Egg-cellent Natural Dye That Every Bunny Will Love

You don’t need to use harsh, artificial dyes to obtain bright and vibrant colors on your eggs…you can do it the natural way! 

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Making the “Local” Difference at Oliver’s Market

From the day we first opened our doors, we’ve built our business on the simple premise that the best food and wine in the world are produced here, in Sonoma County.

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